Media Release

$100,000 in Unclaimed Stimulus Payments

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 1:00 AM

2:22 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - This past spring, Congress and the White House forged a deal to provide economic stimulus tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers in the U.S.   There are over $100,000 of these payments unclaimed in Alachua County.

All citizens who have not received their payments yet can take part in a free program sponsored by United Way, Common $ense Prosperity Campaign, and the Internal Revenue Service.  IRS trained and certified volunteers will help citizens who qualify complete the forms to file for their stimulus payments.

Citizens should call 211 or 352-332-4636 for an appointment.  Appointments are available for September 11-13.

Citizens may qualify if they:

  • Filed a 2007 tax return and had Earned Income.
  • Had a Federal Income Tax Liability.
  • Have a child under 17 (as of December 31).
  • Qualify for Social Security.
  • Qualify for Railroad Benefits.
  • Qualify for Veterans Benefits.
  • Had Earned Income.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).